“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Essex, Connecticut Historical Markers

Early Essex Village Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
Early Essex Village Marker
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — Early Essex Village
At the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, this area served as the village center. The well-equipped general store owned by Ebenezer Hayden and the surrounding businesses of the Pratt Smithy, a bake house two doors up . . . — Map (db m69410) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — Essex
Originally called Potopaug by local Indians, Essex was named after England’s Essex County, whence some of its early settlers had come. As a part of Saybrook colony, the Essex area was first settled in 1648 by John Lay, William Pratt, and William . . . — Map (db m65666) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — Hills Academy
Essex was beginning to come into its own in 1832 when this building, known as Hills Academy, was built. Twelve years before, the new Borough of Essex, previously known as Potapoug Quarter, was set apart from the town of Saybrook. A letter dated . . . — Map (db m69413) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — It Happened Here!Historic Essex Waterfront
While a lot has changed since this 1881 “Birds-Eye-View” of Essex, a lot has remained the same including most of the houses along Main Street. Originally known as Pettipaug, Essex was first settled in 1648. It became a colonial seaport . . . — Map (db m69414) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — Warship Oliver Cromwell
Here Was Built The Oliver Cromwell Connecticut Warship In the Revolution 1776 — Map (db m65667) HM

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